Assumptions about Gender, Power and Opportunity: Gays and Lesbians as Discursive Subjects in a Portuguese Newspaper

  • Carlos A. M. Gouveia


This chapter sets out to examine how gays and lesbians have been socially represented in one of the most important quality daily newspapers published in Portugal, Diário de Notícias, in a particular set of texts that was released over a week, under the general title ‘Gay Power’ (‘Poder Gay’). The texts appeared from Sunday, 22 April to Saturday, 28 April 2001 and were announced in a previous edition of the newspaper, on Friday, 20 April, as ‘The Gay Power: an in-depth report starting Sunday in DN’ (‘O Poder Gay: Uma grande reportagem a partir de Domingo no DN [Diário de Notícias]’).


Sexual Orientation Relational Clause City Council Fashion Industry News Coverage 
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